Search Results: "Ingrid Winterbach"


BOOK REVIEW

THE BOOK OF HAPPENSTANCE by Ingrid Winterbach
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 14, 2011

"A stealth gem, Winterbach's (To Hell with Cronjé, 2010) captivating book offers up a fascinating heroine, made all the more so for her lack of so-called endearing qualities. This is a challenging portrait of an artist that defies easy categorization."
A quirky South African lexicographer is forced to rethink her past and future after falling victim to a most unusual crime. Read full book review >

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THE ELUSIVE MOTH by Ingrid Winterbach
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 20, 2014

"Heavy-handed and belabored, the novel carries its own thematic burdens on its back."
Twenty years after this novel earned acclaim and prizes in Winterbach's (The Book of Happenstance, 2011, etc.) native South Africa, it receives its first American publication, in translation from Afrikaans. Read full book review >

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VALKYRIE RISING by Ingrid Paulson
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 9, 2012

"A good idea that needs better delivery. (Paranormal romance. 12-16)"
This debut introduces readers to Norse mythology, apparently still operating in modern times. Read full book review >

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DOG LOST by Ingrid Lee
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Based on a true story, this moving, fast-paced tale will appeal to fans of Shiloh. (Fiction. 9-12)"
In her first novel published in the United States, Canadian author Lee takes on negative attitudes toward pit bulls with this tender story about a boy and his dog. Read full book review >

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NEPTUNE PRINCESS by Ingrid Tomey
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 30, 1992

"An unusually promising debut. (Fiction. 7-10)"
A predictable first novel that's redeemed by a fresh, believable third-person voice. Read full book review >

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THE DEAD by Ingrid Black
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 17, 2004

"Forensic analysis and intellectual speculation overshadow action, but sublimely prickly Saxon is a solid foundation for debut mystery-monger Black to build a series on."
An Irish serial killer resumes his murder spree after a five-year hiatus . . . or does he? Read full book review >

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DUPLICITY by Ingrid Thoft
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 10, 2017

"Even if pacing and plausibility are still a problem for Thoft (Brutality, 2015, etc.), the renegade protagonist triumphs over her creator's occasional misjudgment."
A Boston-based private eye returns for a fourth whirl when she infiltrates a megachurch. Read full book review >

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IDENTITY by Ingrid Thoft
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 26, 2014

"Thoft (Loyalty, 2013) doesn't hold back on her gutsy detective's flaws or on irrelevant side trips. But Fina's second outing is a mostly enjoyable roller-coaster tour of the rapidly changing world of assisted reproduction."
A free-wheeling Boston private eye learns the unintended consequences of charitable donations. Read full book review >

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LIAM NEESON by Ingrid Millar
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 1996

"But then it's right back to leering and smarminess and rocketing about the vapidosphere. (8 pages b&w photos)"
A shallow, ceaselessly breathy magazine puff piece posing as a biography. Read full book review >

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LOYALTY by Ingrid Thoft
Released: June 18, 2013

"Thoft's first effort provides a competent storyline that, while it fails to break new ground, promises to improve over time."
Thoft's debut novel introduces a new female private investigator operating out of Boston who often rebels against her wealthy, overbearing and successful family. Read full book review >

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SWITCH by Ingrid Law
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 15, 2015

"It's a jumble, but one that's made up of feel-good set pieces. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
In this second sequel to the Newbery Honor-winning Savvy (2008), the Beaumont family's unusual abilities turn inside out. Steep learning curves and near catastrophes ensue.Read full book review >

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SCUMBLE by Ingrid Law
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 24, 2010

"Not as much fun the second time around. (Fantasy. 11-13)"
Law tries again—and much too hard—for the fizzy mix of hard-won character development and freewheeling family romp that earned Savvy (2008) a Newbery Honor. Read full book review >